Melecia, 47, lives in Ozamis City and is married with four children. She has a charcoal painting business from which she earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month. She has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase materials for her business.
Melecia has been a member of PMPC for one year.
About Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) was founded in 1992 by the beneficiaries, parents and staff of the Paglaum Community Development Foundation to address economic and livelihood activities for sustainability. The organization operates in the northwestern provinces of Mindanao and Visayas.
In the local vernacular, “paglaum” means “hope.” The initial foundation is dedicated to child development through a holistic approach. The goal is to build self-reliance and expand opportunity so the poorest of the poor can help themselves.